Over the weekend it suddenly turned cold. Really cold!! The dogs don't seem to even notice the temperature. They race around outside and chase each other up and down the hill.
When the pups were little they developed a game. One of them would get in front of the others and face them. The one in front was 'It' and would suddenly start running with the others giving chase.
If the one that was 'It' needed a rest, he or she wold run under the trampoline. The others could get on top of the trampoline or stand around it barking, but they couldn't touch the one resting underneath. Those were the rules they made up.
When 'It' was rested, he or she would come out and start running again. At some point in the game, someone else would become 'It' and the chase would start up again.
Eventually they all got too big to crawl under the trampoline. When that happened, they chose the swing to be the safe place. 'It' could run under the swing and although he or she was fully exposed, the others would wait till 'It was ready to run some more.
Last week Rob raised the legs on the trampoline and once again the dogs can fit under it. They noticed right away and suddenly they had their safe place back again. Now they use both the trampoline and the swing. After a good game of 'You're It' the panting begins.